Rudraksha, Rudrākṣa, Rudra-aksha: 17 definitions


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Rudraksha has 16 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Rudrākṣa can be transliterated into English as Rudraksa or Rudraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Rudrākṣa (रुद्राक्ष):—

1) m. Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] n. die Beere, die zu Rosenkränzen verwandt wird, [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] [WILSON, Sel. Works] [?I,224. 236. 262. II,217. Oxforder Handschriften 64,a,2.] rudrākṣa so v. a. rudrākṣamālā Rosenkranz [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 127. 170.] dhāraṇa [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1301.] [Oxforder Handschriften 85,b,8. 9.] māhātmya [94,b,1.] [Böhtlingk’s Verzeichniss No. 43.] mālā [WEBER, KṚṢṆAJ. 341.] mālikā [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1288.] —

2) Name einer Upaniṣad [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 325.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Rudrākṣa (रुद्राक्ष):——

1) m. Elaeocarpus Ganitrus ; n. die (zu Rosenkränzen verwendete) Beere.

2) = rudrākṣamālā. —

3) Titel einer Upaniṣad.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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